Remarkable One of a Kind John F. Kennedy Collection
KENNEDY, John F. (1917-1963). 35th President of the U.S., assassinated.
FORD, Gerald R. (1913-2006). 38th President of the U.S. Appointed by LBJ to the Warren Commission to investigate the assassination of JFK.
OSWALD, Lee Harvey (1939-1963). American sniper, assassinated President John F. Kennedy.
MCDONALD, Nick (1929-2006). Dallas Police Officer who captured Lee Harvey Oswald.
LEAVELLE, James R. (1920- ) Pearl Harbor survivor, Dallas homicide detective who was handcuffed to Oswald when escorting him through the Police Headquarters basement in Dallas when Oswald was fatally shot.
A red brick from the front of the Texas School Book Depository Building, Dallas, Texas. Affixed to the brick is a plaque stating the brick is from the building. Three persons have signed this brick. The first is Gerald R. Ford who writes: ”Gerald R. Ford, Member-Warren Commission.”
Signing the brick is Officer M. Nick McDonald who adds: “Captor of Oswald 11-22-63.” The third to sign is James R. Leavelle adding “Handcuffed to Oswald.” The brick, signatures and writing are in fine condition. With the brick comes two typed letters signed. The first from Nick McDonald who writes in part: “Thanks for sending the “BRICK”! I was looking more for a Bouquet! HA! Ha! A little humor there. I have autographed the Brick, as you requested... A couple of years ago I autographed the seat Oswald was sitting in when I challenged him in the Texas theater. But, I must say the Brick is the most unusual thing yet. By the way, an ex-FBI agent has the seat and also the Sixth Floor Window frame... I still have a lot of stuff left from my police career in Dallas, but I am not going to part with anything else for awhile…”
In addition is a Typed letter from James Leavelle. He writes in part: “I have had the opportunity to sign many different objects in connection with the assassination of the President but never a brick before....In January of 1996 I had the opportunity to meet with President Ford on his way through Dallas for about 45 minutes. A one on one which was a very enjoyable meeting...I know Robert White very well we have visited several times over the years. He has invited me to visit him in Baltimore and I really intend to do so... ”
Kennedy, John F. A menu from the Del Monte Lodge, pebble Beach, California, November 10, 1969. On the verso Kennedy has written: "Dix, Jr. Best of Luck, John Kennedy, U.S.S. Mass." Innlcuded is Dix Humphrey, Jr's business card.
OSWALD, Lee Harvey A book “Facts On Communism.” Government Printing Office, Washington 1960. One hundred thirty-five pages, hard bound. Rubber stamped on the title page are two Dallas Public Library stamps one dated Mar. 9, 1960, the other Sept. 25, 1967. Penned next to the title of the book is the signature “Lee H. Oswald.”
Oswald read many of the books on Communism from the library. Sold in the past are the library cards signed by Oswald, indicating he took the book out of the library. This copy has the pocket in the back of the book but the card is not available, most likely previously sold. Apparently he enjoyed this book enough to sign the title page. Many books if they are not taken out in 2 years in Texas libraries, are sold in their bookstore. This book is in fine condition. The collection........$27,750.00